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Virgil Tracy

(TB) Virgil Tracy

Date of Birth
15th August 2041
Family and Known Associates
Jeff Tracy (Father)
Lucille (Lucy) Tracy (Mother, Deceased)
Scott Tracy (Brother)
John Tracy (Brother)
Gordon Tracy (Brother)
Alan Tracy (Brother)
Grant Tracy (Grandfather, Deceased)
Mrs. Tracy (Grandmother)
Two unnamed paternal uncles
Brains (Technician/Friend)
Kyrano (Housekeeper/Friend)
Tin-Tin Kyrano (IR Agent/Friend/Possible flirt)
Lady Penelope Creighton-Ward (London IR Agent/Friend)
Aloysius Parker (Friend)
Thunderbird 2
Rescue Vehicles released from TB2'S Pods
Thunderbird 3 (When Alan is unavailable)
Portrayed by
David Holliday (Voice, season 1)
Jeremy Wilkin (Voice, season 2)
Dominic Colenso (Actor)

Virgil Tracy is the third of Jeff Tracy's five sons and the pilot of Thunderbird 2.


Virgil was named by his mother and father after US astronaut Virgil "Gus" Grissom.

He is an accomplished graduate of the Denver School of Advanced Technology. This gave him the experience and knowledge to become the pilot of Thunderbird 2 and its various complex auxiliary rescue vehicles.

Virgil has taken part in nearly all of International Rescue's rescue operations with only a couple of exceptions. The most notable case took place in Terror In New York City, when when Thunderbird 2 was attacked while returning to Tracy Island, rendering him incapable of joining the rescue attempt to save two men trapped beneath the ruins of the Empire State Building.

As Virgil rarely co-pilots Thunderbird 3, he was not involved in the space rescue during The Impostors.

On two on-screen occasions, Scott has undertaken a rescue mission without the help of Virgil or Thunderbird 2. One was during the phony rescue at the start of Cry Wolf. Scott is seen returning from the second at the start of The Uninvited. Later in this same episode, Scott undertakes a mission alone and Virgil -- although he is sent to find Scott when he disappears -- proves to be unnecessary.

Personality & TraitsEdit

Virgil shares a compassionate side of responsibility like his brothers, never placing technology above human needs, even if it means placing his own life in danger. He has a mixed personality that possesses physical strength and bravery with a gentler side of his hobbies of art and piano playing.


Virgil 1

Virgil in the pilot's seat of Thunderbird 2.

Virgil's signature colour on his IR Uniform is Canary Yellow.

As well as the pilot of Thunderbird 2, he is also the operator of many of the Rescue Pod vehicles such as the Mole, Firefly and the Elevator Cars.

Also when Alan was unavailable, he piloted Thunderbird 3. (Ricochet).


Virgil appears in all 32 television episodes, as well as in all the movies.

Virgil's OutfitsEdit

Main article: Virgil Tracy - Outfits

Virgil's MissionsEdit

Main article: Virgil Tracy's Missions



  • Virgil's facial features are based on those of actor Robert Reed.
  • He and other Thunderbirds Characters appeared in British Comedian Peter Kay's Animated All Star Band for BBC Children In Need 2009.
Virgil 2004 version

Virgil as he appears in the 2004 movie.

Virgil Tracy was named after Mercury 7 Astronaut Virgil Gus Grissom

Virgil Tracy was named after Mercury 7 Astronaut Virgil Gus Grissom.

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